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30 07, 2021

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council gets behind the Summer of Play campaign

2021-07-30T13:31:41+01:00July 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|

From fun-filled summer schemes, £1 swims, wide-ranging sports sessions to energetic dance clubs, imaginative play programmes and more taking place right across council leisure centres, community centres, parks and open spaces, the borough’s youngest residents are all set to have a summer to remember! ABC Council are also rolling out [...]

29 07, 2021

New Playday resources

2021-07-30T13:33:24+01:00July 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Playday will be celebrated across the UK on Wednesday 4 August. The theme for this year’s Playday is Summer of Play. The Playday 2021 theme recognises the challenges children and young people have faced over the past year and the need to enjoy time for play free of restrictions, with [...]

28 07, 2021

Insight into OUR Generation

2021-08-05T10:48:32+01:00July 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The OUR Generation project is a Peace IV funded project that provides a unique opportunity for communities, north and south of the Border, to work together to halt the intergenerational impact of trauma and to build emotional resilience and peace for generations to come. PlayBoard NI is one of seven [...]

28 07, 2021

Managing risk in play provision: A position statement

2021-08-02T11:42:02+01:00July 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Play Safety Forum, a grouping of national agencies involved in play safety, has produced Managing Risk in Play Provision to support the work of those involved in play provision of any kind (for example play areas, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, play centres and holiday playschemes). These include local authorities, voluntary [...]

20 07, 2021

Play Your Part

2021-08-05T10:50:31+01:00July 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Developing a participatory framework within youth services Play Your Part is a new, exciting one-year pilot project led by PlayBoard NI and funded by the Education Authority (EA), aimed at supporting youth groups to embed a culture of effective participation and practice with children aged four to eight years. The [...]

19 07, 2021

Play Safety Forum statement on Covid-19 and play

2021-07-19T15:09:34+01:00July 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

July 2021 statement This latest statement outlines key facts about Covid-19 and children’s play, and argues for a balanced approach to decision-making. It builds on two previous statements on this topic issued by the Play Safety Forum. Read Covid-19 and children's play - July 2021 statementDownload https://playsafetyforum.wordpress.com/covid-19-and-childrens-play

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